Felipe Contepomi rugby player
Felipe Contepomi rugby player

Felipe Contepomi

20th Aug 1977 1.80m/91kg Coach

Felipe Contepomi, born on August 20, 1977, is an Argentine rugby coach and former player. He is currently the backs coach at Leinster Rugby. Contepomi had a successful playing career as a fly-half or centre, representing both his club and the Argentina national team.

Contepomi started his rugby journey at Colegio Cardenal Newman, his secondary school, before joining Club Newman in Buenos Aires. In 2003, he made a move to Leinster from Bristol and played a major role in the team's success.

He played a pivotal role in Leinster's victorious 2005-06 Heineken Cup campaign, scoring 21 points in the final and winning the man of the match award. Contepomi was also the top scorer in both the 2005-06 Celtic League and the Heineken Cup.

Internationally, Contepomi represented Argentina for 15 years, earning 87 caps. He made his debut in 1998 against Chile and became an integral part of the Argentine national team.

He played in the 1999 Rugby World Cup and was part of the squad that reached the quarter-finals, marking a historic achievement for Argentina. Contepomi played a key role in Argentina's impressive performance in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, helping the team secure a third-place finish. He was the second-highest points scorer in the tournament.

Contepomi's contributions to Leinster and Argentina earned him recognition and accolades. He was nominated for the IRB Player of the Year award in 2007 and inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2017. During his time with Leinster, he won the Heineken Cup in 2008-09 and the Celtic League in 2007-08.

After retiring from playing, Contepomi embarked on a coaching career. He joined Argentina XV as a head coach in 2015 and later became the backs coach at Leinster in 2018. His coaching expertise and experience have made him a valuable asset to both club and country.

Felipe Contepomi's impact on the rugby world, both as a player and a coach, is widely recognized. His skill, leadership, and contribution to the game have left a lasting legacy in Argentine and Leinster rugby.



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Assistant Coach
1998 - present
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Fly Half
2000 - 2003
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Fly Half
2009 - 2011
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Fly Half
2011 - 2015
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2003 - 2022